TITLE

Bugging Out

AUTHOR(S)
Koerner, Brendan I.
PUB. DATE
November 2000
SOURCE
New Republic;11/27/2000, Vol. 223 Issue 22, p13
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Criticizes the zero liability campaign of the computer software industry. Details of the lawsuit between M.A. Mortenson Co. and Timberline Software Corp.; Industry's efforts on behalf of the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act, which would grant vendors sweeping authority to write one-sided contracts; Act's aim to codify the ability of the software industry to write licenses as it sees fit; Claims made by software companies on their need for the liability protections; Impact of the industry's no-liability crusade on the position of the United States as a global new-economy leader.
ACCESSION #
3787815

 

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